Work Schedule: Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule. Shift is typically 6:00 am to 2:30 pm and may include one weekend day.
Department Summary & Job Purpose:
The Facilities Management Planning & Construction group supports the administration, faculty, staff and students in the quality planning and development of facilities projects that support our mission. Our talented staff work in various crafts including, cleaning (night and day custodial, housekeeping), building trades (painting, carpentry, locksmith, electrical, HVAC, plumbing), as well as, on the grounds, and in the stockroom. Our office handles over 18,000 telephone calls per year and we respond to over 12,000 service requests. We are responsible for maintaining 300 acres and more than 2,000,000 square feet of property in 100+ buildings.
Mount Holyoke College has a full-time, 40 hour-per-week housekeeper position open. This position is fully benefited. Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule. Shift is typically 6:00 am to 2:30 pm and may include one weekend day. Occasional evening, holiday and overtime assignments may be required.
Core Job Duties and Responsibilities:
General cleaning tasks at campus buildings
Sweeping, vacuuming and washing floors
Emptying waste receptacles
Cleaning and disinfecting bathroom toilets, showers, countertops, mirrors, sinks and high touch surfaces
Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures
Communicate building and safety concerns, report need for repair or services
Additional duties related to Commencement, Reunion, Events and Summer Conferences as assigned
Qualifications: •Adhere to a detailed cleaning program •Operate cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and other cleaning tools. •Follow safety protocol, includes cleaning chemical usage and storage
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with previous cleaning experience. Final decision made by hiring manager.
Physical Demands: Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted, good motor skills, the ability to exert force to move objects, perform repetitive motion tasks, bending/crouching, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to safely access campus buildings, climb stairs and step ladders, manipulate tools, machinery and equipment, perform manual tasks, and traverse the campus unassisted.
Working Conditions: Work conditions can vary significantly. Position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, walking, crouching, kneeling, stooping, twisting and bending. May have contact with wet or slippery conditions as well as weather related to extreme temperatures. May have contact with chemicals, fumes, and temporary loud conditions.
Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver
Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.
Special Instructions for Applicants:
Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references.
Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.
Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
As the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League, Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.